Professor at Military Institute of Engineering
Civil Engineer, Master Degree in Transportation, PhD in Transportation
Luiz lectures on different railway topics such as simulation applied to the railway system and railway geometric design
Why did you choose to work for the rail industry?
My first job as a civil engineer was in a prestressed concrete sleeper industry. Since then I worked on different railway system related activities and I have became a railway fan.
What inspired you at the time and what influenced your choice?
I think a very important aspect is a variety of different challenges in the railway sector, from building and operating to making the system more efficient and competitive.
How does it feel to be in the rail industry? Are your expectations fulfilled?
The future of railway systems in Brazil looks positive. The systems dimensions are small when compared with the country’s dimensions. We have got many opportunities to explore in conventional, Heavy Haul and passenger sectors. Yes, while being in the railways sector I have improved my knowledge and met different people from many countries. I also had an opportunity to visit England and stay for a 9-months placement with NewRail, UK.
What are the challenges?
The challenges are to improve the railway share on the Brazilian transportation system. Conclude the projects that are happen and more important attract young and bright people to the system.
What is a talent? Why the rail industry should engage with talents?
A talented individual is someone who can join the technical skills with leadership and dedication. The railway sector is not an easy sector. It needs people who can dedicate their better fillings and love to it. The system will reward it!